American Airlines To Launch Direct Los Angeles-Shanghai Route

American Airlines has said that it has obtained approval to operate a non-stop route between Los Angeles and Shanghai.

The carrier said that it will start offering the new service in April 2011 on a daily basis by using 247-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, configured with 16 first-class seats, 37 economic-class seats and 194 tourist-class seats.

With the new service, the carrier will be able to offer more aviation services in both cities. In addition passengers will have more opportunities to transfer flights to other destinations in Los Angeles and Shanghai: according to the carrier.

Los Angeles and Shanghai are the two biggest aviation markets for the U.S. and China.